I came accross Malle London Brand few years ago on the Bike Shed exhibition and I instantly fell in love with their beautiful, minimal and functional design. Just recently I was able to save some money to buy one of their products - my favourite John Hybrid Backpack. Hybrid because within seconds you can change the backpack into a stylish shoulder bag.
Malle London specialising in motorcycle accessories (which they call "Adventure Accessories") but most of their products (like bags, backpacks) are stylish and functional enough for any style and design driven man. They are not only beautiful and functional they are also made from robust natural materials like thick bridle leather or hand crafted 18oz waxed cotton. Most of their products employ 'smart mechanisms' allowing you to easily access or use their products.
Few weeks ago I have an opportunity to meet one of the founders Jonathan Cazzola who were kind enough to share with me the history of the brand, his passion for design and the planned future for the brand. Jon apart from being very talented young designer he is also a very laid back and open mined. I hope to keep in touch with him and his brand as I can't wait to see more products added to their portfolio.
John Hybrid is an example of the smart design with clean aesthetics, use of natural materials and versatile carry system. Backpack is forged with brass hardware, lined with creme cotton with padded laptop pocket and 5 tool pockets. All you need from the backpack that is made for everyday use on the bike as well as off the bike. This is now officially my favourite backpack which I use everyday even at work on professional meetings as it looks casual as used as backpack but as a shoulder bag it looks very smart and elegant.
Backpack - John Hybrid by Malle London
Jacket - Filson and Levis Collaboration - trucker waxed jacket
Jeans - All Saints model Razor
Boots - Wolverine 1000 Mile
Photoshoot: East London - Regents Canal and Victoria Park Area